Published: 14 October 2015
Author(s): Seán Cournane, Declan Byrne, Richard Conway, Deirdre O’Riordan, Seamus Coveney, Bernard Silke
Issue: October 2015

Patients from deprived backgrounds have a higher in-patient mortality following an emergency medical admission. How deprivation relates to the admission or readmission incidence rates, episode length of stay (LOS) and ancillary resource utilization is less clear.

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